Dr. Levent Yilmaz
Ph.D. Virginia Tech

Professor
Computer Science and Software Engineering and

Industrial and Systems Engineering
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Auburn University
Email: yilmaz@auburn.edu



     

I am a faculty member of Computer Science and Software Engineering and hold a joint appointment with theIndustrial & Systems Engineeringdepartment in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University. 


  Research Interests  
Modeling and Computer Simulation
  • Agent-Directed Simulation - agent simulation, agent-based simulation, agent-supported simulation, agent-initiated simulation
  • Simulation Theory and Methodology 
    • Self-Organizing/Self-Adaptive Systems
    • Model-Driven Simulation Engineering
    • Replicability/Reproducibility in M&S
    • Cyber-Physical Systems

Yilmaz L. and T. ren (Eds.) (2009). Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering Wiley (Wiley Series in Systems Engineering)

Complex Adaptive Systems  Computational explorations in socio-technical, cognitive, cultural systems:  Science of science and innovation policy, systems models of collective creativity, simulation of scientific discovery processes, conflict simulation, computer simulation of projects, organizations, communities, and processes.
Software Modeling and Design  -  Cognitive models of design, conceptual structures and processes of creative design.

Quote "Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."  - E. W. Dijkstra



  Selected Honors and Awards   
  • Best Paper Award, 2014 IEEE International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, USA.
  • Best Paper Award, 2012 International Summer Simulation Multiconference. Genoa, Italy.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2012.
  • Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2011.
  • Best Paper Award, 2011 Emerging Applications of Modeling and Simulation in Industry and Academia (EAIA) Conference. Boston, USA
  • Auburn University External Consulting Award, Auburn University, 2010.
  • Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Honor Society in Computing Sciences.

  Selected Professional Activities
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2008 - present).
  • Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling  (2004-present).
  • Associate Editor of the Springer Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling Journal (2012 - present).
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Engineering Education  (2006 - present).
  • Associate Editor of the Simulation & Gaming Journal (2008 - present).
  • Elected Member of the Board of Directors of Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2006 - 2008, 2009 - 2011, 2011 - 2013).
  • Vice President for Publications of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2011 - 2013).
  • General Chair (with Osman Balci, Maarten Sierhuis, and Xiaolin Hu) of the 2009 Summer Computer Simulation Conference
  • Founding Organizer and General Co-chair (with Greg Madey, Maarten Sierhuis, Tuncer ren, and Yu Zhang) of the annual Agent-directed Simulation Symposium series.
  Selected Recent Publications  
Complete list is available here
  • Mentis A. and L. Yilmaz (2014). "Validation and Analysis of a Distributed, Agent-Based Metaheuristic for Negotiation of Consensus Inspired by Honeybee Nest Site Selection Behavior," in Proceedings of the IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 269-276. January 6-9, 2014. Hawaii. (Best Paper Award).
  • zmen ., J. Smith, and L. Yilmaz (2013). "An Agent-Based Simulation Study of a Complex Adaptive Collaboration Network," in Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 412-423. December 8-11, 2013. Washington D.C.
  • Tolk A., B. L. Heath, M. Ihrig, J. J. Padilla, E. H. Page, E. D. Suarez, C. Szabo, P. Weirich, and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation," in Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1152-1166. December 8-11, 2013. Washington D.C.
  • Stevens G., B. D. Edwards, and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Success within Virtual Scientific Community Data Systems: The Roles of Structure and Demography," in Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference, 12 pages. August 9-13, 2013.
  • ren T., M. Kazemifard, and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Machine Understanding and Avoidance of Misunderstanding in Agent-directed Simulation and in Emotional Intelligence,"in Proceedings of the SimulTech'13: 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies, and Applications, pp. 318-327. July 29-31, 2013. ReykJavik, Finland.
  • Mentis A. and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Adapting a Natural System Simulation Model to a General-Purpose Metaheuristic: Toward Engineering Emergent Distributed Decision-Making," in Proceedings of the 2013 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, pp. 749-754. July 7-10, 2013. Toronto, Canada. (Best Paper Award).
  • Morris-King J. and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Toward an Agent-Based Ecological Model of the Triple-Helix Theory of Innovation Dynamics," in Proceedings of the 2013 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, pp. 272-279. July 7-10, 2013. Toronto, Canada.
  • Taylor E. S., A. Khan, K. L. Morse, A. Tolk, L. Yilmaz, and J. Zander (2013). "Grand Challenges on the Theory of Modeling and Simulation," in Proceedings of the Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation (TMS'13), 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'13), pp. 556-563. April 7-10, 2013. San Diego, California.
  • Yilmaz L. (2012). "Reproducibility in M&S Research: Issues, Strategies, and Implications for Model Development Environments," Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 457-474.
  • Zou G. and L. Yilmaz (2012). "InnoScape: A Creative Artificial Ecosystem Model of Innovation Processes in Epistemic Communities," International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 275-289.
  • Magnotti F. J and L.Yilmaz (2012). "An Agent Simulation Study of a Unified Mechanism on Individual Foraging Behavior with Individual Scalar Expectancies," Journal of Simulation, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 33-42.

  • ren T. and L. Yilmaz (2012). "Synergies of Simulation, Agents, and Systems Engineering," Expert Systems with Applications: An International Journal. vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 81-88.

  • zmen . and L. Yilmaz (2012). "An Information Foraging Model of Knowledge Creation and Spillover Dynamics in Open Source Science,"  International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 50-72. (Best Paper Award)

  • Levent Yilmaz (2011). "Reproducibility in Modeling & Simulation Research," Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, vol. 87, No. 1, pp 3-4, January 2011.

  • Levent Yilmaz and Anthony C. Hunt (2011). "Advanced Concepts and Generative Simulation Formalisms for Creative Discovery Systems Engineering," Chapter 9 in A. Tolk and L.C. Jain (Eds.) Intelligence-Based Systems Engineering, pp. 233-258, 2011.

  • Guangyu Zou and Levent Yilmaz (2010). "Dynamics of Knowledge Creation in Global Participatory Science Communities: Open Innovation Communities from a Network Perspective," Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 35-58.

  • Levent Yilmaz (2010). "Emergence, Innovation, and Resilience of Collaboration Structures in Virtual Open Science and Innovation Collaboratories," in Proceedings of the SIMUL2010: International Conference on Advances in System Simulation. pp. 52-58. August 22-27. Nice, France.

  • Levent Yilmaz and Tuncer ren (2009). "Rethinking M&S to Enhance Creativity and Computational Discovery,"  in Proceedings of the 2009 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, pp.66-74. July 13-16. Istanbul, Turkey

  • Bradley Mitchell and Levent Yilmaz (2008) "Symbiotic Adaptive Multisimulation: An Autonomic Simulation Framework for Real-time Decision Support under Uncertainty", ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, vol.19, no.1, December 2008.

  • Levent Yilmaz (2009). "An Agent Simulation Study on Conflict, Community Climate, and Innovation in Open Source Communities,"  International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes, vol.1, no. 4, pp.1-25.

  • Levent  Yilmaz (2009). "On the Synergy of Conflict and Collective Creativity in Open Innovation Socio-technical Ecologies,"  in Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, pp.502-508. August 29-31, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Levent Yilmaz, Paul Davis, Paul A. Fishwick, Xiaolin Hu, John A. Miller, Maria Hybinette, Tuncer I. ren, Paul Reynolds, Hessam Sarjoughian, and Andreas Tolk (2008). "What Makes Good Research in Modeling and Simulation (M&S): Sustaining the Growth and Vitality of the M&S Discipline," In Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 671-676.

  • Bernard Zeigler, Alex Muzy, and Levent Yilmaz (2008). "Artificial Intelligence in Modeling and Simulation" In Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science, Editor-in-Chief, Robert A. Meyers, Springer, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.

  • Phillips J. and L. Yilmaz L.(2007). "Team-RUP: Agent-based Simulation of Team Behavior in Software Development Organizations," International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 170-179.

  • Levent Yilmaz (2007). "A Strategy for Improving Dynamic Composability: Ontology-driven Introspective Agent Architectures," Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 1-9.

  • Levent Yilmaz and Jared Phillips (2007). "The Impact of Turbulence on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Software Development Teams in Small Organizations," Software Process: Improvement and Practice Journal, vol 12., no.3, pp. 247-265. May/June 2007.

  • Levent Yilmaz, Alvin Lim, Simon Bowen, and  Tuncer Oren (2007). "Requirements and Design Principles for Multisimulation with Multiresolution, Multistage Models," in Proceedings of the 2007 ACM/IEEE Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 823-832.

  • Levent Yilmaz and Tuncer ren (2006). "Simulation-Based Problem Solving Environments for Conflict Studies," Simulation & Gaming Journal. vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 534-556.

  • Levent Yilmaz (2004) "On the Need for Contextualized Introspective Simulation Models to Improve Reuse and Composability of Defense Simulations", Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp 135-145, 2004.

  • Levent Yilmaz (2004) "Verifying Collaborative Behavior in Component-Based DEVS Models", Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. Special Issue: Component-Based Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 80, No. 7, pp 399-415, Jul. 2004.

  • Tuncer ren and Levent Yilmaz (2004). "Behavioral Anticipation in Agent Simulation", Proceedings of IEEE/ACM WSC 2004 - Winter Simulation Conference, pp 801-806, Dec. 2004.


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